The State Convention at Richmond, Va., in Session
African Americans, politics, Virginia Constitutional Convention
Virginia's constitutional convention met in Richmond from December 3, 1867 until April 17, 1868. Twenty-four of the delegates were African Americans, four of whom are identified in this image: Willis A. Hodges, of Princess Anne County; Lewis Lindsey and Joseph Cox, of the City of Richmond; and Peter George Morgan, of Petersburg.
Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, February 15, 1868, p. 345
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